Public Advocate Tish James Joins Hillary Clinton on Gun Control

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NYC Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James

In an email sent to supporters late Monday afternoon, NYC Public Advocate Letitia “Tish” James expressed her support for gun control measures to curb the gun violence that plagues parts of the Bronx and Brooklyn. In supporting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s new push on gun control measures after last week’s deadly mass shooting that killed nine at an Oregon community college, James stated that Clinton’s proposals are “exactly the type of leadership we need. I am particularly heartened by her push to repeal legal immunity for gun manufacturers and dealers.”

 

Ms. James has long argued that gun makers and dealers bear responsibility for guns used in crimes and gun trafficking on the black market. She is now leading the fight in New York City to divest all public money from gun and ammunition retailers, such as Walmart. Walmart does not have a New York City store and if the megastore did, it wouldn’t sell guns in its city locations.

 

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Opponents argue that guns are legal products that function as intended and that the problem of crime and mass shootings occur because of sociopathic and psychopathic individuals and holes in the mental health safety net.

On Friday, President Barack Obama will visit Roseburg, Oregon the site of last week’s deadly mass shooting on the campus of Umpqua Community College. Obama said said he would continue to press Congress to “enact common-sense gun legislation.”

 

Public Advocate James ended her email with a red “DONATE” button.

 

The text of Public Advocate James email appears in full below:

“From massacres that make the front page to shootings on our neighborhood streets, we are facing a crisis of gun violence in this country.

We have said ‘the time is now’ too often. We need leaders who are not afraid to act.
Hillary Clinton today rolled out an aggressive gun control proposal, and has made this issue a central point of her campaign. Her determination to close the gun show loophole, the Charleston loophole, and to prevent domestic abusers from obtaining firearms are exactly the type of leadership we need. I am particularly heartened by her push to repeal legal immunity for gun manufacturers and dealers.
Those who make and sell weapons of death need to be held accountable. That’s why I have been leading the fight in New York City to divest all public money from gun and ammunition retailers like Walmart, and it’s clear this type of public pressure is taking hold.
Hillary Clinton has announced the strongest proposals of any candidate, and together, I know we will finally take on the scourge of gun violence once and for all.”
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